Sure it’s a cliche, but talk about turning lemons into lemonade. When a car crashed into the side of Chez Pascal over a year ago owners Kristin and Matt Gennuso decided to use the damage to their advantage and put in a take-out window. They already served fast fare that was take-out friendly from the Hewtin’s Dogs Mobile truck and a Hot Dog cart, so why not add some outdoor seating and serve it out of the restaurant as well? The Wurst Window, as it’s called, is now open and has already become a hit with those who’ve eaten there.
We spoke with Chef Matt Gennuso who described the menu as follows, “The Wurst Window will be focusing on the sausages. We’ll always have the hot dogs. There will be a sandwich of the day, and as we grow into it, the menu will grow. Start small, we do it right, build into it.” Don’t let Gennuso kid you though, Chez Pascal’s starting small is great. The window is open for lunch Tuesdays through Saturday, with outdoor seating, though that will grow to include indoor seating as well. Bar service includes beer and wine or a full bar when seated inside. As Gennuso said, it’s evolving but bottom line is: best sausage in town and beers available now at the Wurst Window.
Below are a few photos from the opening week of the Wurst Window. That week’s menu can be seen below, but as noted, it will change. Chez Pascal is at 960 Hope Street in Providence.